Solder Types

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  1. BundyRoy

    BundyRoy Senior Elf

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    It says in the manual to use 60/40 solder. Can you use lead free solder or what are the uses for lead free solder.
     
  2. David_AVD

    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    Forget about using lead free solder. You don't need it and it will only cause you pain.

    Lead free solder is only required for RoHS legislation mainly in European countries.
     
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    Thanks David. I gather it is hard to work with or can result in less than perfect connections.
     
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    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    Yes, lead free solder can be fussy to work with. Much easier to get a good joint with leaded.

    The 63/37 type is even better to work with than 60/40 by the way. :)
     

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